News Archive, Tag: GB Rowing Team

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover receive a guard of honour during the 2016 European Rowing Championships team announcement. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Glover and Stanning looking to defend European title at start of Rio Olympic season

06 April 2016

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will be looking to make the first of what they hope will be two major title defences this year after being named in the GB Rowing Team for next month’s European Championships. The women’s pair, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath, set a new Championships record when they won a first European gold together in Poznan, Poland last year. They will be favourites to retain that...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials in 2016

Olympic Trials wins set GB rowers Glover, Stanning and Thornley up for big summer

24 March 2016

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley were all victorious once again at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials, the latest major step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All three are graduates of the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start talent ID and development programme at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Glover and Stanning – reigning Olympic, World and European champions – were red-hot favourites to win the women’s pair...

Heather Stanning with her gold medal

Heather Stanning reflects on her time at University of Bath after winning Athlete of the Month award

05 January 2016

Olympic, World and European rowing champion Heather Stanning has praised the University of Bath after being named as Athlete of the Month by World Rowing. In an interview with the sport’s governing body, Stanning reflected on how she took up rowing while studying Sports Technology and how her degree has had a positive impact on her outstanding sporting career. “I was identified by [coach] Paul Stannard for the [GB Rowing Team] Start Programme,” she recalled....

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Rowing alumni Helen Glover and Heather Stanning named as World Female Crew of the Year

23 November 2015

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who started their illustrious careers at the University of Bath, have been named as World Female Crew of the Year by rowing’s international federation, FISA. And there was more success for Sports Technology graduate Stanning at the annual GB Rowing Team dinner as she was named as Female Olympic Athlete of the Year. The awards cap another outstanding year for the women’s pair, who were crowned as World and European...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate their latest success at the 2015 World Cup in Lucerne

Golden Glover and Stanning win again in Lucerne as rowers selected for World U23s

13 July 2015

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning extended their remarkable international winning run to 27 races as they struck gold once again at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. And there was cause for celebration for two current University of Bath rowers, Sam Courty and Frazier Christie, after they were named in the GB Rowing Team for next week’s World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty and Christie are both part of the Start programme at...

Sam Courty tweeted these pictures of her successful women's four crews in Essen, Germany

Two golds and a silver in Essen cap memorable week for University of Bath rower Sam Courty

19 May 2015

University of Bath student Sam Courty won two gold medals and a silver when she represented the GB Rowing Team during a successful weekend at the 2015 International Huegel Regatta in Essen, Germany. It capped a memorable week for the 22-year-old, who also handed in her final assignment for her Sports & Exercise course. She teamed up with Emily Ford, Annie Whithers and Susie Dear for two women’s four races on Saturday, finishing runner-up to...

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